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A conference for lobbyists?


Out of more than 10,000 people attending the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, just 4000 are party members.

Winner of the Orwell Prize for political blogging Graeme Archer and Peter Bingle, chairman of Bell Pottinger Public Affairs, discuss whether the number of lobbyists and journalists attending is ruining political debate.

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